Forms of Support for Getting Started

Sources of funding for starting a business:
One-time funds for starting a business for those registered with the PUP
This is one of the labor market instruments designed to support unemployed persons intending to start their own business. One-time funds for starting economic activity can be received by: A person who is registered in the District Labor Office as an unemployed person, a Graduate of the Social Integration Center or a Graduate of the Social Integration Club. Obtaining a grant depends on meeting the conditions specified in the legislation.
For detailed information, please contact:

District Labor Office in Hrubieszow
11 Leśmiana St., 22-500 Hrubieszów
tel. 84 696 26 91
fax. 84 696 26 92


Refund of costs of equipping or retrofitting a workplace
Refund of the costs of equipping or retrofitting a job position is financial assistance provided by the district labor office in connection with equipping or retrofitting a job position and employing in that position a referred unemployed person or a referred unemployed person who is not employed or does not perform other gainful work as a caretaker of a disabled person for a period of 24 months.
For detailed information, please contact:

District Labor Office in Hrubieszów
11 Leśmiana St., 22-500 Hrubieszów
tel. 84 696 26 91
fax. 84 696 26 92


Loan for starting a business
The “First Business – Support to Start Up” program is aimed at school and university graduates and final year students who are looking for work, registered unemployed people, and caregivers of disabled people looking for work. Entrepreneurs, non-public kindergartens and schools, and agricultural producers can also benefit from the support. Nurseries, children’s clubs and providers of rehabilitation services can apply for financial support for the creation of a new job related to the care of children with disabilities or the rehabilitation of children with disabilities.

For detailed information, please contact:

Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego
Al. Jerozolimskie 7, 00-955 Warsaw
BGK Line 801 667 655 or 22 596 59 00 (8 am – 4 pm)


LAG grants
Both unemployed and working people can apply for grants from Local Action Groups, but under certain conditions: you are an inhabitant of a municipality included in the LAG’s area of activity, villages and towns up to 20,000 inhabitants, the planned investment will take place in this area, you will have to create a workplace, you cannot be insured in the Agricultural Social Insurance Fund. The applicant may obtain support in the amount of 100% of the eligible costs of the operation.

For detailed information please contact:

Hrubieszow “Better Tomorrow” Association.
Local Action Group
Address of registered office:
Wołajowice 33
22-500 Hrubieszów
Office address:
Plac Wolności 15
22-500 Hrubieszow
phone: (084) 696 20 77


Startup platforms for new ideas
Most opportunities in this area are offered by the Eastern Poland Program. You will get help in selected centers from Eastern Poland, implementing a special project “Startup platforms for new ideas.” You will be able to take advantage of their offer if you have an innovative business idea and want to open a company in eastern Poland (in the Lubelskie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie, Świętokrzyskie and Warmińsko-Mazurskie Voivodeships).

Startup platforms for new ideas operate in 9 cities and target various industries.
For more information, visit:

Startup platforms in Lublin Province:

Eastern Business Accelerator (Pulawy Science and Technology Park)
Unicorn Hub (OIC Poland Foundation)

For detailed information, please contact:

PFR Group
81/83 Pańska Str.
00-834 Warsaw
helpline22 574 07 07 and 0 801 332 202

Crowd funding platforms

Good ideas are increasingly being financed on crowdfunding platforms. They can be used to raise money by entrepreneurs, joint-stock and limited liability companies from various industries. Funds are raised both for start-ups and for own contributions, e.g. in obtaining EU funds and developing the company. The most popular in Poland: Polak Potrafi, Wspieram To, Wspieram Kulture, Wspólnicy, Zrzutka, Odpal Projekt.

Business Angels

Business angels are individuals who invest their capital in start-ups and enterprises

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